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The holidays are officially upon us, and we’ve spent plenty of time researching the beauty gifts we’re going to surprise our friends, family and ourselves with this season. But before we make our purchases and start wrapping, there’s more important business to take care of — starting with the holiday mani (or manis) we want to debut from Thanksgiving straight through to the new year.


Depending on your personality or your winter wardrobe, we have a feeling you’re searching for the perfect mani to go with your aesthetic. To help you determine which one to DIY this time around, we’ve rounded up five looks from Instagram to inspire your next at-home manicure.


Check out all five looks we love, ahead.

For the Minimalist Nail Art Enthusiast

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Love nail art but don’t want to take hours out of your day bringing it to life? We’re currently crushing on this minimalist gold foil nail art from Park Eunkyung. To recreate the look, we’re using gold nail striping tape for the lines and then a layer of top coat for a glossy, seamless finish.

For the Nail Lover Doin’ it for the ‘Gram

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If you’re a maximalist and proud, you need to take a look at this fire Instagram full of nail art for inspiration. Whether you’re trying to get the look on tips or your real nails, paint both of your thumbs a dark red and then alternate between white and the red. Apply a top coat, wait for your nails to dry and then finish the look with gold striping tape and mini gold triangle nail appliques.

For the Gal Who Loves Glitter

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Monday Glitter ✨ @laurenbbeauty #33carats 14k Gold Chain Ring @doublemossjewelry

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As you’ve probably already seen on your Instagram feed lately, minimalist gemstone manicures are on trend right now. This one, created by Betina Goldstein calls for a coat of clear nail polish followed by a touch of glitter along a half of the portion of your outer nail bed. Betina uses Lauren B Beauty polish in 33 Carats for this sophisticated, glam nail look.

For Peppermint Inspired Nails

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Try endless color combos with New Movement.

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If the thought of holiday-themed candies and sweets gets you excited, this peppermint-inspired nail look is probably saved to the screenshot folder in your phone. If you live in NYC, you can make your way to Paintbox for this mani, but if you’re doing it at home, you’ll need light pink nail polish, true red nail polish, tape and a striping tool.

For the Beauty Lover Who Lives for Winter

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@shmailshmolish gets chilly (or should we say icy) in our color of the month #setinstones

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This glittery nail look is easy to recreate and ‘gram all winter long. To get the look, Jeannine of shmailshmolish on Instagram started with two coats of Fairy Tailor followed with Essie Luxeffects Top Coat in Set in Stones. Leave people thinking you did a lot more work than you actually did thanks to this glam look.

For the Babe with a Holiday Countdown

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loving @polishedpleasure's simple two-toned mani! get the look with #goingincognito & #toplessandbarefoot

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Make a statement this holiday season with a color block nail look like this one from Josephine (aka Polished Pleasure on Instagram). To get the look at home, apply two coats of Topless and Barefoot and then let the polish dry. Using your holiday nail polish of choice, paint a super-thick French tip over your neutral-colored polish.


Read More:

3 Simple Nail Art Ideas To Try Right Now

5 Best Glitter Makeup Picks For When You Want to Shine From Head To Toe

7 Best Essie Gel Polish Colors To Consider Next Time You’re At the Salon


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